Special to the Register
William Rutledge “Rusty” Sowers, 86, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013, at Baptist Health-Richmond.
He was born February 10, 1927, in Madison County, a son of William S. and Lillie Durbin Sowers, both of whom preceded him in death.
He was a retired farmer, a driver and salesman and an Army veteran of WWII. He was a member of Tates Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Jenimarie Richards Sowers of Richmond; and four daughters, Janice Sowers Hendricks, Anne S. Congleton, Tammy Gay (Greg) and Jennifer “Nanook” Inman (Kip), all of Richmond. He was the oldest of eight children, leaving three brothers, Tommy, Donald “Slick” and Ronald “Doodle” Sowers; and four sisters, Ann Barnes, Lena Barnes, Nannie B. House and Wanda Faye Young.
He also leaves 10 grandchildren, Jenny Sargent (Dennis), Christy Didion, Amy Burrus (Ronald), Jeremy Hendricks (Heidi), Kelby Congleton, Amanda Gay, Dottie Haney-Watts (Wes), Sara Haney, Alex Inman, and Nick Inman; 14 great-grandchildren, Chasity Thomas, Kiyara Thomas, Branden Sargent, Rebekah Sargent, Michael Robbins, Taylor Holleran, Jayden Burrus, Rayna Burrus, Emma Grayce Gay, Syrena Hendricks, Madison Estes, Tristan Estes, Micah Haney and Landen Watts” and his “dawg,” Marvin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: three grandchildren, Crystal Estes, Ashley Estes and Regina Gay Thomas; and two sons-in-law, Wayne Hendricks and Walter Congleton.
Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2013, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Bro. Jerry Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery with military honors.
Grandchildren will serve as pallbearers and honorary bearers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Tates Creek Baptist Church, 1255 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, KY 40475, or the Madison County School Food Back-Pack Program, PO Box 1226, Richmond, KY 40475
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